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Rise & Shine: City to spend RttT funds on managers, analysts

News from New York City:

  • The city’s Race to the Top spending plan includes funds for managers, analysts, and consultants. (Post)
  • Public confidence is shaken and Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy is on the line over education. (Crain’s NY)
  • Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance got the lowest safety marks on the citywide survey. (Daily News)
  • A Queens high school teacher who was reassigned in May was charged with raping a student. (AP, Post)
  • Worried about toxins, the DOE is moving Bronx New School from its 20-year home. (Daily News, Post)
  • City public school students are among many who use summer to pad their college resumes. (Times)
  • Teachers unions want the state to kill a contract with Wireless Generation. (Daily News, WNYC)
  • Many more school principals appealed their schools’ budgets this year. (GothamSchools, NY1)
  • The city has relaxed hiring restrictions in English and social studies for the first time in two years. (GS)

And beyond:

  • Ed Sec Arne Duncan said he would exempt from NCLB states with their own reform plans. (Times, AP)
  • Atlanta’s school year starts today, weeks after revelations about widespread cheating. (Times)
  • Across the country, the Gates Foundation is funding local education advocacy groups. (Seattle Times)
  • New data show that D.C.’s poorest areas remain untouched by school improvements. (Washington Post)
  • Amid scandal, Rupert Murdoch is moving forward with plans to open a London school. (Independent UK)
  • Changing are underfoot in Philadelphia in response to cheating allegations in schools there. (Inquirer)

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